Best Phone under 15000 in India (Nov 2022)

Especially smartphones under ₹15,000, are extremely popular in a price-conscious market like India. And, manufacturers are tirelessly working towards providing multiple options for every budget and preference. This price segment is the fastest moving in the Indian smartphone industry. While compromises are definitely made in some aspects, mobile manufacturers ensure that new budget smartphones shine in one predetermined area – be it battery life, processing power, camera technology, or others.

The large players in the Indian budget smartphone market include companies such as Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, Vivo, Motorola, and many more. So, users are spoilt for choice. Word of advice: when buying a budget smartphone, ensure you do so from a trusted brand with a good history of after-sales service and general mobile durability. That being said, here are some of the best smartphones under ₹15,000 that you can consider.

1. IQOO Z6

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC featured on the iQOO Z6 44W is one of the more reliable SoCs in the budget smartphone segment. Built on a 6nm process, this SoC’s max clock speed is a respectable 2.4 GHz. We’ve tested this SoC on many phones and it has proved to be a solid performer when it comes to day-to-day tasks or light gaming. However, the 60 Hz display takes away from what could be a really smooth overall experience. Also, the phone is not 5G enabled, so keep that in mind.

MORE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G Octa core (2×2.2, 6×1.7)
  • Memory: 128 GB RAM, 4 GB Storage
  • Display: 6.58″ (1080 x 2408) screen, 401 PPI, 120 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Camera: 50 + 2 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
  • Battery: 5000 mAh battery and USB Type-C port
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 5G support
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Price: ₹ 14,999

2. Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime 5G

If you’re looking for the most feature-packed phone under ₹15,000, turn away. The Redmi 11 Prime 5G doesn’t have any path-breaking specs or features, but it covers the basics well while providing 5G connectivity, something that will be sought out by many soon enough. The MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC it houses is capable of handling everyday tasks and light gaming (at low/medium graphics).

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  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MT6833 Octa core (2.2GHz x 2GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
  • Display: 6.58″ (1080 x 2408) screen, 401 PPI
  • Camera: 50 + 2 MPDual Rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera with Video recording
  • Battery: 5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type- C port
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 5G support
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Price: ₹ 12,999

3. Moto G40 Fusion

The Motorola Moto G40 Fusion is a suitable choice for users who prefer a clean Android experience, coupled with performance and a big battery.

Powered by the capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset, the Motorola Moto G40 Fusion is adept at handling gaming with ease. The Snapdragon 732G is known for being one of the best gaming chipsets in this budget segment. Add to that a massive 6.8-inch display with 120 Hz refresh rate, and you’ve got a phone that feels smooth to use whether you’re gaming or simply scrolling through apps. Plus, you’ve got a long-lasting 6,000 mAh battery for those marathon gaming sessions.

MORE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G Octa-core core (2×2.3 GHz, 6×1.8 GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
  • Display: 6.80″ (1080 x 2460) screen, 395 PPI
  • Camera: 64 + 8 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
  • Battery: 6000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Price: ₹ 14,499

4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

A 4G smartphone with an excellent AMOLED display that works well for media consumption.

The Redmi Note lineup is known for devices that provide bang for your buck, and the Note 11 is no different. It features a super bright AMOLED screen that also helps conserve battery by turning off the black pixels. Moreover, its 5,000 mAh battery is capable of lasting most users a day and a half to two days, while power users should end the day comfortably before needing to charge the phone.

MORE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G Octa core (4×2.4, 4×1.9)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
  • Display: 6.43″ (1080 x 2400) screen, 404 PPI, 90 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Camera: 50 + 8 + 2 + 2 MPQuad Rear camera, 13 MP Front Camera with Video recording
  • Battery: 5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Price: ₹ 12,999

5. Moto G52

The Motorola Moto G52 is one of the slimmest and lightest smartphones in this price segment and is equipped with a capable budget Snapdragon SoC.

The Moto G52 impresses with its crisp OLED display alongside capable enough Dolby Atmos-powered stereo speakers. These add up to provide an immersive content consumption or gaming experience. Add to that the capable Snapdragon 680 SoC that can handle games such as Call of Duty Mobile at medium graphics with ease, and you have a solid budget phone. However, steer clear of the 4 GB RAM model since it isn’t capable of multitasking much. Also, the camera performance isn’t reliable at night.

MORE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G Octa core (4×2.4 GHz,4×1.9 GHz)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM, 128 GB Storage
  • Display: 6.55″ (1080 x 2400) screen, 402 PPI
  • Camera: 50 + 8 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
  • Battery: 5000 mAh battery and USB Type-C port
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Price: ₹ 19,800

6. Poco M4 Pro 5G

The Poco M4 Pro 5G brings with itself a more powerful chipset than its 4G counterpart but misses out on features such as an AMOLED display and triple rear cameras.

A 5G ready smartphone, the Poco M4 Pro 5G, comes with a slightly more powerful chipset compared to its 4G counterpart. The MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC is a capable chipset which scores almost 4,00,000 in AnTuTu. However, you will miss out on the AMOLED display which is present on the Poco M4 Pro 4G, so keep that in mind. Also, the display is slightly dim for those especially sunny days.

MORE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 810 MT6833 Octa core (2×2.4, 6×2.0)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
  • Display: 6.6″ (2400×1080) screen, 399 PPI, 90 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Camera: 50 + 8 MPDual Rear camera, 16 MP Front Camera with Video recording
  • Battery: 5000 mAh battery and USB Type-C port
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 5G support
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Price: ₹ 15,750

7. Realme 9i 5G

The Realme 9i 5G is virtually similar to the Realme 9i 4G variant but gets 5G support and a big performance boost at the cost of features such as stereo speakers, fast charging, and a better selfie camera.

If 5G tops the feature list for you, the Realme 9i 5G makes sense in every way. It is affordable, looks unique enough to grab attention and has quite a powerful processor. The MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset is good enough to game on with minimal lag. We ran COD Mobile at 60 fps at 99 per cent stability. It also has a capable primary camera for your point and shoot photo needs. However, if features such as stereo speakers, fast charging, and a better display are important for you, this may not be the best option for you.

MORE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor: MediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810 Octa core (2×2.4 GHz, 6×2.0 GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Storage
  • Display: 6.6″ (2408 x 1080) screen, 400 PPI
  • Camera: 50 + 2 + 2 MPTriple Rear camera, 8 MP Front Camera with Video recording
  • Battery: 5000 mAh battery with fast Charging and USB Type-C port
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 5G support
  • Features: LED Flash
  • Price: ₹ 14,999

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